Last updated at: (Beijing Time) Wednesday, August 20, 2003
China Disapproves of Anti-Myanmar Sanctions, Isolation
The current domestic situation in Myanmar is the country's internal affairs, and China will not agree to foreign interference or to sanctions and isolation against Myanmar, a senior Chinese leader said Tuesday in Beijing.
The current domestic situation in Myanmar is the country's internal affairs, and China will not agree to foreign interference or to sanctions and isolation against Myanmar, a senior Chinese leader said Tuesday.
State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan made the remarks while meeting with Maung Aye, vice-chairman of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) of the Union of Myanmar, deputy commander-in-chief of defense services and commander-in-chief of the army of Myanmar, and his party.
Tang said that China believes that the Myanmar government and people are intelligent and capable enough to handle the relevant issues and to push forward the peace progress among the people of Myanmar.
As a friendly neighbor, Tang said, China hopes that Myanmar will enjoy a stable political situation, harmonized relationship between nationalities, progressing economy and continuing improvements in the people's living standards.
Maung said his China tour is aimed at enhancing the friendly cooperation between the governments and armies of Myanmar and China.
Maintaining national stability and solidarity, and promoting economic progress are the priorities of the Myanmar government, Maung added, and it will actively exert every effort to solve its domestic problems.